Semantic Scholar extracted view of “CPFR: an emerging supply chain tool” by Gene Fliedner. CPFR: an emerging supply chain tool Gene Fliedner Decision and Information Sciences Department, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. CPFR: an emerging supply chain tool Language: eng. Published: Emerald Subjects: Forecasting,Collaboration,Planning,Supply‐chain management .

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An autonomous collaborative forecasting system implementation-The first step towards successful CPFR system. The demand forecasting process design must integrate quantitative skills and methods with qualitative assessment by using a collaborative process that cuts across business functions, distribution channels, key customers, and geographic locations Chase, Logistics strategies for global businesses.

Similarly, there is the potential loss of control as a barrier to implementation. Auto ID systems and intelligent manufacturing control.

Leveraging information sharing to increase supply chain configurability.

The benefits includes, improved service level, reduced inventory and suppl production capacity. Concepts and a meat processing application. Liu and Kumar discussed how the development and impact of e-business have forced companies to redefine their supply chain strategies. Otol to Ponder in CPFR It is found that CPFR encompasses planning, forecasting and replenishment by drawing its supplying products with collaborative operations of all trading partners to bring a product to the market place.

Some companies are rightfully concerned about the idea of placing strategic data such as financial reports, manufacturing schedules and inventory spply online. Strategic operations planning process for manufacturers with a supply chain focus: Long manufacturing lead times necessitate supply chain planning visibility. An overview and framework. Asian Journal of Industrial Engineering Volume 2 3: These initiatives encourage supply chain partners to collaborate and share information over the control and reduction of inventories Stedman, b.

This creates greater company buy-in to the process. CPFR should result in lower product obsolescence and deterioration. Managing conflict and co-operation in interorganizational systems. Evidence of this abounds in today’s markets when analysts cite lack of future earnings visibility and excessive inventory accumulations. As it has evolved today, CPFR emphasizes coordinating the activities of production and purchase planning, demand forecasting and inventory replenishment through collaboration among all supply chain trading partners, as depicted in Figure 2.


International sourcing for apparel and general merchandise has lengthened the supply chain and cycle time, again necessitating supply chain planning visibility. Point of shipment data represents the aggregate of all stores served by one warehouse, typically measured over a longer interval of time, such as a week.

Practices, concerns and performance issues. The next logical step in the development of CPFR is the interenterprise integration of various ERP system planning activities Hickey, tooll, realized for all participants will include better collaboration, increased sales, lower operational costs, higher customer service levels and reduced cycle times, among a host of others.

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The front-end partnership agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and limited information access may help overcome these fears. Almost immediately hcain its initial efforts to collaborate on supply chain forecasts, Heineken’s North American distribution operations experienced a 15 percent reduction in its forecast errors Hill and Mathur, A reality check on the collaboration dreams.

Enhanced knowledge of future events e. A State of Art R. A fourth driving force behind CPFR is the nature of the supply skpply cost structure.

CPFR: an emerging supply chain tool

In this study, we have suggested that managers must investigate the reasons why to manage, what to manage and how to select the emerginng appropriate action to be taken to implement CPFR. It requires a change in business processes and change from an inward focus to a broad multi-enterprise view. Transforming your supply chain into a dynamic trading community.

Given the frequency of forecast generation and the potential for vast numbers of items requiring forecast preparation, simple forecast procedures are commonly used within CPFR.

Poor supplier performance is not the only risk; the purchaser needs to worry about the possibility of a supplier passing trade secrets to competitors or, with its newfound abilities, venturing out on its own Tan, Gooley added flexibility as another reason for outsourcing based on his experience with European firms.


One of these driving forces is competition. Suppliers Impact on Business Performance The critical objectives of purchasing departments of an organisation and the customers are to get the right quality of product, at right cost and right quantity at right time from the right suppliers.

Moreover, inventory management decisions taken by individual members of the supply chain also affect the supply chain performance. Logistics has also been playing a tremendous role in providing a competitive advantage for companies in a network economy and market Gunasekaran and Ngai, Given the frequency of forecast variance review and the large number of potential exceptions that may occur, a rules-based approach to automatically resolve trading partner forecast variances will be required.

The magnitude of the problem of inconsistent forecasts is Obstacles to CPFR implementation As with most new corporate initiatives, there is skepticism and resistance to change. Cachon proposes methods to reduce the bullwhip effect using balanced ordering. Replenishment Replenishment collaboration broadens the replenishment process throughout the supply chain, from raw materials to the store shelf.

How e-business is transforming supply chain management. An analysis of the dri This helps to explain the increasing exploration of CPFR among food, apparel, and general merchandise firms. Expense reductions will also be attributable to more ubiquitous technology.

Therefore, establishment of supplh relationship between business partners to share information for effective CPFR practice and development of suitable model for the same would be the greatest challenge for researchers and practitioners. CPFR unifies managerial objectives with an implementation scheme.